NTSB Identification: ANC85LA166.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 28409.
Accident occurred Saturday, August 31, 1985 in CAPE YAKATAGA, AK
Aircraft: MAULE M-5, registration: N51566
Injuries: 2 Uninjured.

NTSB investigators may not have traveled in support of this investigation and used data provided by various sources to prepare this aircraft accident report.

THE PLT REPORTED THAT HE STARTED TO DEPART FROM A GRAVEL STRIP, THEN ELECTED TO ABORT THE TAKEOFF. WHILE ROLLING ON THE GROUND, THE ACFT HIT A 'WASH-OUT' WHICH BENT A STRUCTURAL TUBE ON THE LANDING GEAR ASSEMBLY.

The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:

UNSUITABLE TERRAIN OR TAKEOFF/LANDING/TAXI AREA..SELECTED..PILOT IN COMMAND



Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..DITCH

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